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Urban Backpackers
Urban Backpackers
Urban Backpackers
Urban Backpackers
Urban Backpackers
Urban Backpackers
Urban Backpackers

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6.5

Good

4 reviews

4 reviews

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5

Review score

Location rating score

Popular landmarks
SAB World of Beer 1.2 km
Maboneng Precinct 1.5 km
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 2.0 km
Gold Reef City 4.5 km
South Western Townships 4.8 km
Apartheid Museum 5.0 km
Johannesburg Zoo 9.1 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 11.1 km
Nelson Mandela Square 11.2 km
Mandela House 14.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Ghandi Square 210 m
Carlton Centre 280 m
Browns Womens Clinic 280 m
Rissik 350 m
Top of Africa 360 m
Power Save 380 m
Mandela & Tambo Law Offices 400 m
Faraday 480 m
Ernest Oppenheimer Park 490 m
Rissik St Post Office 500 m

Urban Backpackers

Anderson Street, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2107 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Johannesburg City Centre part of Johannesburg, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Apartheid Museum. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

470 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

360 meters to Top of Africa

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Coffee shop

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money5.5
Location rating5.0
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport21.1 km

Rooms available at Urban Backpackers

Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Street view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 single beds
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Standard Twin
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  • 2 single beds
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Double Room
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  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Urban Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Urban Backpackers?

Urban Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Urban Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel.

Is breakfast offered at Urban Backpackers?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 60 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Urban Backpackers?

Urban Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Urban Backpackers?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Faraday, 470 m away from Urban Backpackers.

What restaurants are nearby Urban Backpackers?

Urban Backpackers is located in Johannesburg City Centre, famous for good restaurants such as Khona Daa Cafe, Falcon Peak Spur and Amigos.

What popular shopping places are close to Urban Backpackers?

Shopping options in Urban Backpackers’s Johannesburg City Centre neighborhood include Neighbourgoods Market, 44 Stanley and Market on Main.

What are popular attractions near Urban Backpackers?

Urban Backpackers is located in Johannesburg City Centre area, which is famous for attractions such as Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, South Western Townships and Maboneng Precinct.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Urban Backpackers?

Urban Backpackers is located within Johannesburg City Centre, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including The Wilds and Harvey Nature Reserve.

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Overall rating:

6.5

Good
4 reviews
Cleanliness
6.5
Facilities
6.5
Location
5.0
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More about Urban Backpackers

More about Urban Backpackers

Urban Backpackers

Whatever your reason for visiting Johannesburg, Urban Backpackers is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
Urban Backpackers offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Johannesburg can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
The hostel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience. The hostel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Urban Backpackers. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Urban Backpackers are designed with the guest in mind. The specially-designed rooms at Urban Backpackers offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. You may be assured to know that instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hostel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hostel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities and shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Urban Backpackers has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the salon.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 94% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 94% of accommodations in the city.
This hostel's staff and services score higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.5

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Daily cleaning
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Shuttle service
  • Transport to airport
Location
Anderson Street, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2107
Review score
Location

5

Airports

  • O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
    21.1 km
  • Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
    32.6 km

Public transportation

  • Faraday
    480 m
  • Johannesburg Train Station
    1.2 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Browns Womens Clinic
    280 m

Shopping

  • Neighbourgoods Market
    1.8 km

Convenience store

  • BP Express
    870 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    110 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • SAB World of Beer
    1.2 km
  • Maboneng Precinct
    1.5 km
  • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
    2.0 km
  • Gold Reef City
    4.5 km
  • South Western Townships
    4.8 km
  • Apartheid Museum
    5.0 km
  • Johannesburg Zoo
    9.1 km
  • Sandton City Shopping Centre
    11.1 km
  • Nelson Mandela Square
    11.2 km
  • Mandela House
    14.0 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Ghandi Square
    210 m
  • Carlton Centre
    280 m
  • Browns Womens Clinic
    280 m
  • Rissik
    350 m
  • Top of Africa
    360 m
  • Power Save
    380 m
  • Mandela & Tambo Law Offices
    400 m
  • Faraday
    480 m
  • Ernest Oppenheimer Park
    490 m
  • Rissik St Post Office
    500 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

Minimum age of guests is: 6 year(s).

Children 6-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)60 ZAR

The property

  • Number of rooms 18

Reviews of Urban Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
6.5
/
10
Good
Cleanliness6.5
Facilities6.5
Location5.0
Service9.0
Value for money5.5
High score for Johannesburg
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9+ Exceptional (1)
8-9 Excellent (0)
7-8 Very Good (1)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
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Sep - Nov (2)
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7.6
Very good
Christian from Thailand
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

feeling like staying with family”

The staff take very good care of ther customers, are friendly and helpfull and feels like staying with family, the guesthouse has it's own decoration style a nice roof terrace kitchen . some small things in the building could be improved or repaired, but its ok. It is about 10 min walking to the center, supermarkets and eatingplaces are nearby. They didn't came to pick up at airport, but Uber did quick and good 275 R.

Reviewed September 17, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Ricardo from Argentina
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

I liked all the recommendations by Nicky”

Not the safest area for a tourist, but the staff helped me a lot to get around.

Reviewed January 15, 2019

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6.0
Ronald from United States
Couple
Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Scary ”

I can tell that the owners take pride in there hostel and want the guest to feel welcomed as we did when we arrived. I need to make a few notes for fellow backpackers. I know a lot of us are traveling on a budget and we are buying food and beverages to last as we travel. This unfortunately is not a place that you can leave anything in the refrigerator without it getting stolen. We purchased beer and brought a nice bottle of champagne to celebrate but left it to chill in the refrigerator. Unfortunately it was all stolen. As for safety. This isn’t an area of town that I would go back to. Actually I left and never came back I didn’t even ask for a refund and forfeited my next few nights. There was a party on the rooftop that by 12:30 am turned into a brawl until 2:30 am outside on the street. Another guest called it a riot. It was awful. This went on for two hours of yelling screaming punching kicking, etc. The police never came and I’m guessing our hostel never called. Until 5 am there was still drunk people in our hallway next to our door. Finally my alarm went off and they left. I walked my girlfriend to the bathroom and stayed outside the door because I wasn’t sure what to expect. Downstairs we ate dinner next to the hostel by the way the food is excellent. As we sat there we saw people running. As someone sat out front on their phone texting another individual grabbed their cellphone and ran to a car that was waiting for them on the corner and jumped in and sped off. From what I gathered this was the second time that this happened this week. Sometimes there are just bad days I hope this was the last.

Reviewed October 10, 2018

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